Kent FA is delighted to reveal that our affiliated club, Charlton Invicta, have been nominated for the ‘Grassroots’ accolade at this year’s Football v Homophobia Awards, which take place on Friday 7 February.
Hosted at Altrincham Football Club, the awards celebrate all the great work that has been happening to make sure LGBT+ people can enjoy the beautiful game
The Grassroots Award is for any grassroots clubs which has excelled at making itself safe and inclusive for LGBT+ people. Shortlisted clubs have publicly taken a stand against LGBT+phobia and actively worked to make their club inclusive of everyone.
Charlton Invicta have been shortlisted alongside London Titans and New Milton Town Ladies.
“We are delighted to have been nominated for the Grassroots Award at the inaugural Football v Homophobia Awards,” said Charlton Invicta player-manager Gary Ginnaw.
“The nomination means we are doing something right to create a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for people to be themselves and play the game they love.
“We live in a part of the UK which isn’t as inclusive as other parts,” he added. “South-East London and Kent can be quite a difficult place to be different and be accepted. Many of our players have faced discrimination for being themselves.
“We are an LGBT+ inclusive club and we treat all of our unique characteristics as equal. We would never discriminate against anyone and would always fight for an equal and diverse game.”
Everybody at Kent FA wishes all at Charlton Invicta the very best of luck on the night – and hope you enjoy the evening.